MariaDB names LinkedIn database veteran Nishant Vyas as CTO

Vyas, one of LinkedIn's early employees, is a veteran of database engineering for the web-scale enterprise. He, most recently, led the database engineering and operations team at LinkedIn.

FP Staff July 22, 2015 12:07:00 IST
MariaDB names LinkedIn database veteran Nishant Vyas as CTO

Open-source database solutions firm MariaDB has named Nishant Vyas as its new chief technology officer.

Vyas, one of LinkedIn's early employees, is a veteran of database engineering for the web-scale enterprise. He, most recently, led the database engineering and operations team at LinkedIn.

MariaDB names LinkedIn database veteran Nishant Vyas as CTO

Source: LinkedIn

In his role as CTO, he is responsible for driving MariaDB's technology strategy as the next generation database platform built to meet the key functionality requirements of cloud and SaaS.

"Nishant's leadership will be vital as we continue to develop MariaDB into the leading open source database platform," CEO Patrik Sallner said. "His broad, web-scale engineering experience with multiple database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and Oracle, give Nishant a keen understanding of our users' business-critical functionality requirements, in an increasingly cloud-driven world where MariaDB is experiencing increasing adoption by large enterprises."

"Key to the strategic success of the company, my role as CTO is to engage with users and partners to understand their requirements and collaborate to build the right solution that addresses those urgent needs. My ambition is to evolve MariaDB's reputation for responsive innovation into one of a technology leader," commented Nishant. "No great technology can be built in a vacuum."

Nishant served at LinkedIn for almost nine years. During his tenure, his team built and scaled key data stores to support the rapid growth of LinkedIn's membership from 6 million to more than 360 million. Earlier in his career, he worked at Wells Fargo with a team managing over 1200 databases. Nishant has a master's degree in Computer Science from University of Bridgeport and holds a patent on waterwheel sharding.

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